House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement on the state of the 2018 farm bill negotiations:
“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 farm bill. We are working to finalize legal and report language as well as CBO (Congressional Budget Office) scores, but we still have more work to do. We are committed to delivering a new farm bill to America as quickly as possible.”
Hear more from Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts:
But, with just two scheduled weeks left in the session, Roberts said the Congressional Budget Office must still score the bill’s cost.
Top Senate Ag Committee democrat and farm bill negotiator Debbie Stabenow had this to say:
The farm bill is competing for time against other last-minute bills and President Trump’s continuing threat of a partial government shutdown over border wall funding.
Source: House Committee on Agriculture
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